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Sure hypocrisy walked alongside the largely well-weaning citizens of the world. But far from it being the distance between Muslims and the west, and precious little else, it brought to light the duplicity of the west AND Muslims.
It would have been okay if it were just about losing a test match to India at Lords Cricket Ground after 28 years. What should worry the mandarins of the game in its country of birth, however, is the complete lack of purpose and direction of the current team.
The current raging debate in Brazil on the subject of hosting the FIFA World Cup, the second biggest sporting event on the planet after the Olympics, amid widespread poverty and social problems reminds me of a very popular "intellectualism-inducing" lament in India: "Why do we need to work on the space program when people don't even have drinking water?"
'Taking everyone together as a team' is a heart-warming sentiment that almost always stands the risk of failing the test of circumstances. For, the unpalatable truth of life is that not everyone is born equal - or can even grow to be an equal.
Evicted from Bhutan at the age of 11, Vidhyapati Mishra spent two decades in U.N.-funded Bhutanese refugee camp in eastern Nepal before resettling in the United States. The self-learned journalist Mishra featured in the New York Times with his powerful narrative story about the other side of the Bhutan’s gross national happiness.